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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20', 1943 MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE Select All-America Track. Field Team ' ----_ _ _.». · . ... . m Grunt and Groan Artist fa- Irish Is President of N. Y. Arena 'NEW YORK, (/P)--Because his wife fainted as they tried to jam their way through a crowd blocking the doorway oE a bandbox basketball gymnasium in 1934, Ned Irish today is the "duration" president of Madison Square Garden. "Why doesn't somebody take these games to the Garden," demanded the perturbed young husband back there in the days 'if plentiful steaks and gasoline, "then everyone would have room.' * * * When nobody took up the idea; Crash, then the basketball reporter for the New York World, followed his own suggestion. * * * Frim the very start his cage doubleheaders in the huge Eighth avenue arena proved successful and so there wasn't much question concerning who would succeed Brig. Gen. John Reed Kiipatrictc when the five-man board of directors proved too cumbersome. SPORTS ROUNDUP By HUGH FULLERTON NEW YORK, (;pj_The other day Morris Siegel, who was a sports writer before he became a sailor, wrote a column for the Norfolk "Seabag," naval training station paper. . . . It was headed, "We want baseball," and since Siegel ought to know what his shipmates think, well give you a. few samples of what he has to say. . . . "We feel that professional baseball is as legitimate as any other business and is more necessary than a lot which are operating today under the guise of being 'essential to the war efc fort.'. . . Baseball is part of AmeiC Ball Holdouts to Be Scarce This Season By DILLON GRAHAM AP Features Sports Editor NEW YORK -- It looks as though we're not going to have to fret over the baseball holdouts this winter. In other years, along about this time, after salary contracts had been sent out, you could generally count on finding at least one story on your sports page about a baseball player who'd be durned if he'd play for the chicken-feed offered him. * "# * Yes sir, Joe Bloke would 4Uit baseball first. He was doing pretty well tending the counter in his pa-in-law's hardware store back home and he'd just keep right on a-doine that unless the cold-hearted club owner paid him what he was worth. That is. what he said he was worth. * * * Such statement from the name players would bring counter remarks from the club owners. And then, sometimes for weeks on end, they'd be swapping mild insults in the public prints. But history has shown that the players generally had their tongues in their cheeks and their fingers crossed when they popped off. You'd have to shoot most of them to keep them off the field come opening day. There was the Joe DiMaggio- Ed Barrow spopts page duel of a couple of years ago. Joe may not have won his argument but he did get Ms salary boosted to around $40,000. And then when the season opened, and for some time thereafter, the fans showed they were a trifle fed up with it all by giving him the boo. * * * It's pretty hard to work up a good cry over an underpaid gent drawing; half as much as the president of the U. S. A. Tor playing: ball three hours a day. * * * We aren't taking sides. We're just remarking that the holdout is likely to be as extinct this winter as the dodo bird, whatever that was. Players who are asked to sign without a raise, or even to take a salary cut, probably will accept quickly. They know the public part ica, part of what we're fighting for today. . . . How would we regard a big, strapping outfielder at a ball park when some of us. thought he should be in a defense plant? Well, if he struck out, we wouldn't think so much of hrrn, but if he hit a home run he'd be 'good people' in our book. . . . We don't recommend the deferment o£ men to play baseball. The board, of which Irish w;;s Simply give the fellows who are a member, was set up when Kil-, trying to provide for a little patnck was called to the colors | wholesome recreation a bit of en- early in 1942. * * * Irish, at 38, is the fourth president of the huge mid-town arena Tex Richard opened in 1925 and into which 18,391 spectators were lured recently for a cage doubleheader. Rickard was the Garden's head until his death and was followed by William V. Carey and Rilputrick. * * * · His new duties are likely to keep Irish tours which he scouts the teams he later pairs for the throngs in the Garden. from making his annual totaling 4,00 miles during It Looks Like a Sell-out ':, - · LINDBLOM (CHICAGO) MASON CITY MOHAWKS Basketball Game- Friday . . . Jan. 29 . . 7:30 P. M. Remember Lindbfom . in the ARMISTICE DAY FOOTBALL game . , . when they held the state champs to a H to !4 tie ... Well they're just as good in basketball. Undefeated in the Chicago high school league . . . this season\ · ONLY 2500 TICKETS TO BE SOLD 1000 Students . . . 1500 Adults Adults 55c at Decker Bros, and Engler Drug. Co. ... Students 35c at all M. C. schools . . . but you better hurry for when the 2500 are.gone, sorry no more! · BENEFIT CITIZENS · ' VICTORY COMMITTEE couragement." Service Dept. Fort Sheridan, 111., claims the r irst WAAC basketball team is lie one being organized there by -pi. Marion E. Swan, recreation eader ol the fort's feminine contingent. . . . Lt. Jesse Hill, former Yankee outfielder, is going from the St. Mary's. Cal., navy pre- Flight school to (he new Del Monte school in the general shuffling of officers. . . . Joe Knight, f o r m e r southern light-heavyweight champion who is boxin" instructor at the Bainbridge, Ga army air field, has found so many pupils among the cadets that he's planning a post tournament. . . Word from North Africa is that Jimmy Dunn, former Western Maryland footballer and Northeastern U. coach, has been pro- -moted, to captain in the army. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. isn't going to have much sympathy for a player who finds fault with the salary he is offered to play baseball. * * * While baseball clubs are go- ' '\ng to establish their sprint camps in the north this year, some players may be permitted to do their training alone in their own backyards. Fellows who live in the warmer sectors probably will be asked to spend a part of the training season conditioning themselves under sunny skies. * * * Some holdouts of past years did their training at home until salary arrangements were adjusted and when they reported at camp it was evident they were just as far along toward top shape as the others. Quite a few players have purposely held out in past years so that they wouldn't have to go to training camp. They preferred to rate themselves along without the direction of a manager. Lefty Grove was one of a number of players who, at the spring camps, were allowed to condition themselves as they saw f i t . The ban on pleasure driving probably will hurt baseball less than any other sport. That's because most of the major league parks were built years ago, before the horseless carriage, and were situated so the fans could easily reach them. Since then trolley lines and subways have been built to carry the crowds right to the ball park. U EASTERNERS, OF MIDWEST, SOUTH CHOSEN Fordha'm Joe McCluskey Picked for 12th Year, Gregory for I Oth Time By OSCAR FRALEY NEW YORK, (U.RJ-- Fourteen easterners, five men from the west and six each from the south and . midwest compose the all- America track and field team announced Wednesday by National A. A. U. Secretary Daniel J. Ferris. The veteran of the team is Fprdham Joe McCluskey, perennial distance star, now a lieulfen- ant at North Carolina pre-flight, who is named for the 12th year. Winning the 10,000 and 15,000- meter A. A. U. titles last year boosted his total to 23 championships. * * * Lou Gregory of the Millrose A. 'A. is named to the team (or the 10th time in the official track and field guide. Ensign Fred Wolcoit of Georgia preflight and Cornelius Warmer- dam, San Francisco Olympic club, both are nominated for the fifth year; Greg Rice of New York A. C., and the late John Borican, for the fourth year; Hal Davis, San Francisco N Olympic club, and Billy Brown, Norfolk naval training station, for the third consecutive time. * * * Two-time all-Americans are Barney Ewell, Penn State; John Kelley, Boston; Walt Fleming, Hamtramck, Mich.; Boyd Brown, San Francisco Olympics, and John Connolly and Frank Berst, New York A. C. Named to both the all-America and all-college teams by Ferris are Bob Fitch, Minnesota; Adam Berry, Southern Methodist university; Al Blozis, Georgetown; Bob Wright, Ohio State; Frank Dixon, N. Y. U.; Cliff Bourland, Southern California; Davis and Ewell. The all-America team: Sixty-yards, Ewell; 101) and 220 yards, Davis; 440-yards, Bourland; 600-yards. Roy Cochran, Great Lakes; 880 and 1,000-yards, Borican; 1,500-meters, Gil Dodd, Bos- Spotlight Sports By Roger Bosenblum Baugh's deemed GLASS GLASS FOR EVERY PURPOSE · OBSCURE GLASS · WINDOW GLASS · STRUCTURAL · AND PLATE For Store Fronts, Desk Tops and Dresser Tops DAVEY AND SON 15 2nd S. W. Phone 874 BOWLING SCORES H. and H. Duckpin MEN'S LF.AOUE Won H.C, Tot. N. TV. Str'iners 3 719 6S1 765 S6 22« Warner's Conoco--Forfeit M. Kinc 190, 537. Fullcrlon IAr. 1 5SG SB5 SR6 270 1883 Milwaukee 2 652 516 633 263 2064 H. Dillabouch 168. 436. WOMEN'S LEAGUE Won H.C. Tot. Sweetheart Br. n TIpTopTav. 3 5H M. Lee 177. 440. 500 511 525 349 Industrial League ton; 5,000-meters, Rice; 10 and 15 kilometers, McCluskey; 20 kilometers, Gregory; 25 'kilometers, Kelley; 30 kilometers, Don Kein- cke, Baltimore: marathon. Fred McClone, Norfolk; cross country, Dixon; steeple chase, George DeGeorge, N, Y. A. C.; 70-yard hurdles, Wolcott; 110-meter hurdles, Bill Cummins, Rice; 200- meter hurdles, Wright; 400-meter hurdles, J. Walter Smith, South- em California. * * * Walking: 3,000-meters and 15 kilometers, Connolly; 10 and 30 kilometers, James Wilson. New York: 20 and 50 kilometers. William iMibalo, Detroit, and 40 kilometers, Fleming. * * * High Jump, Berry; broad jump and hop, step and jump, Billy Brown; pole vault, -\Varmerdam; 15 pound shot, Blozis; 35 and 56 pound weight, Berst; hammer, Maj. Chester Cruickshank, Cnmp Devens, Mass.; discus, Fitch; javelin, Boyd Brown: decathlon, Bill- Tcrwilligei-, DeKalb, III. The all-college team: · One hundred and 220-yards, Davis; 440-yards, Bourland; 880- yards, John Lyda, Oklahoma; mile, Leslie MacMitchell, N. Y. U.; two mile, Art Cazares. Fresno State; cross country, Dixon; 120 and 220-yard hurdles, Wright: 440-yard hurdles, Clarence Doat Xavier; high jump, Berry; broad jump, Ewell; pole vault, Jack DeField, Minnesota; shot put, Blozis; hammer, Ed Styrna, New Hampshire; discus, Fitch, and javelin, Bob Biles, California. The all-scholastic team: One hundred yards, G l e n n Wilis, San Diego, Cal.; 220-yard-,-, Mel Pattpn, Los Angeles; 440- yards, Carl Ockevt, Mooseheart, 111.; 880-yards, Ashley Hawk, Fort Wayne, Ind.: mile. Frank Dixon, Brooklyn: 120-yard high hurdles, John Welker, San Fernando, Cal.; 220-yard low hurdles, Barney Rithwell, Worcester, Mass.; high jump, Dwight Edelman, O a k Park, 111.; broad jump, Jack Holland, Hock Island, 111.; 12-pound shot, Roy Thurman, Los Angeles; 12-pound hammer, Jack Minassian, Providence, R. I.; discus, Clayton Lewis, Swink, Colo.; pole Recommended r e a d i n g : : "I Couldn't Take It," written by-Abe Simon in the February issue of Esquire. Abe makes no bones want about his fear of becoming what tion." the fight world calls "punch drunk," actually a condition produced by constant jarrings ot the brain that makes a man lose his co-ordination, sometimes even his sight and hearing. Abe says he'd rather be known as "Honest Abe" rather than "Simple Simon," and we think he made a good move in quilling when he did. * * * He says his fear of becoming another Willie Jackson had more influence on him than anything else. lie relates this incident about Jackson, who produced one of the greatest upsets in ring history when he knocked out Johnny Dundee. * * * "Willie entered the shop where I worked when I was 14, just after graduation from grammar school. He walked w i t h a shuffle peculiar to half-paralyzed people. His curly, black-haired head would shake in nervous spasms. Talking thickly and slowly, he had a hard time making himself understood. " 'Who is that?' I asked a fellow workman. " 'Him? Willie Jackson, the guy that kayoed Johnny Dundee. He was a great fighter.' " What's the matter with him?' "The fellow workman punched his own jaw lightly. 'He took too many punches,' lie confided. 'He was a great fighter though. The ONLY guy who could kayo Johnny Dundee.' " 'What's he doing here?' " Selling string.' * * * "You can imagine me 14 years later with that memory of the shuffling string salesman as stubborn as the pain in my head, Prize fighters rarely admit the subtle warnings which nature is considerate enough to flash from time to time. In my case, the warnine was a regiment of red lights with a loud siren added in the form of a constant pain that extended from the top of my head down behind n»y left ear and deep into my neck." * * * That's the condition Big Abe Baugh Cleared of Blame in Missing Pro All-Star Tilt CHICAGO, (/P)--Elmer Layden, commissioner of the National Football league, said Wednesday the case of Sammy Baugh, "charged with wilful failure to attend and participate" in a benefit game at Philadelphia Dec. 27 between his Washington Redskin teammates and a league all star squad, had been "dropped for want of evidence in substantia- * * * "Investigation has proved conclusively," Layden declared in a statement, "that Baugh did intend to play," that "he was sick at the time he was originally scheduled to leave liis Rotan, Tex., ranch," and that transportation d i f f i c u l t i e s thwarted his efforts to reach Philadelphia the day before the game. * * * So there was "no alternative," Layden said, "except to find Baugh not guilty of any violation of good faith or of any disregard for his obligation to the public, the league and to his fellow players. The publicity and subsequent investigation attendant u p o n STATE GUARD TO GIVE EXHIBITION AT BENEFIT TILT Lindblom Team Wins 10th Game of Season in Beating DuSable The Mason City company of the Iowa State Guard will put on an exhibition drill for fans during the intermission of the Lindblom-Ma- sort City basketball game to be here Friday evening, failure to sufficient appear is punishment under the circumstances." "At most," the statement added, "Baugh may have been careless in delegating the duty of notifying club officials of his inability to leave on Dec. 22, as originally scheduled, to player Dick Todd o£ Washington, who presumed his cancellation of Baugh's plane reservations would serve as notification to club officials." * * * The absence of Baugh, star passer and punter of the champion Redskins, created a furore on the eve of the game and was further complicated because a. hotel register mixup had led officials to believe Baugh was in town until he failed to report for practice. Frantic calls followed in an effort to get Baugh to appear even if illness would prevent his playing, but Baugh was unable to obtain transportation. * ¥ . * The game, proceeds from which went to the United Seamen's Service, was won by the all stars, 17-14. played Jan. 29. Under the command ot Lt. Darrell Wilson, the exhibition will give added color to the contest, scheduled as a benefit for the Citizens Victory committee. The Lindblom team recently added another skull to its string of victories by edging out Du- Sable, a Chicago quintet, by a 37-31 score. This gives Coach M. Swiryn's outfit 10 triumphs to its credit so far this season. The Lindblom clash will give Mason City fans their only opportunity to see the Mohawks in action here until Feb. 12, when East Waterloo is in town. This Friday and Saturday Judge Grimsley takes his charges to Waterloo tor consecutive contests with East and West of that city. West Waterloo is currently the only undefeated Big Seven conference team with the exception of the Mohawks. After the Lindblnm game the 29th, the Mohawks play North DCS Moines the following night, Austin Feb. 2 and Charles City Feb. 5 in away games. Tickets for the game are now on sale for adults at the Engler Drug store and the Decker Bros, sporting goods store at 55 cents, and to students at all Mason City public and parochial schools at 35 cents. Only 2,500 tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mail orders will be filled until Jan. 26 upon receipt of a stamped, self- addressed envelope accompanied by check or money order to C. S Thompson, treasurer. First National bank. Any remaining scats will be sold at the gate at 85 cents for adults and 55 cents for students- Season tickets are not good for this game. Pee Wee Day, out of action in Yankees Will Open Camp on March 21 NEW YORK, (/P) -- The New York Yankees will open their training camp at Asbury Park, N. J., March 21, just a month before the start o£ the American league season, President Ed Barrow announced Wednesday. They will remain there only three weeks, breaking camp April 8 and moving into New York for nine exhibition games against the Brooklyn Dodgers, Boston Braves and New York Giants. They also will play three games against their Newark International league farm club before coming to New York. The Yankees will start training about a week later than their two New York City rivals, the Giants and Dodgers, who plan to open their camps at Lakewood, N. J., and Bear Mountain, N. Y., on March 15. the last two contests with an injured wrist, probably BASKETBALL RESULTS (By The Aisocialcd Pre») EAST Loyola 42; Johns Hopkins 23. "West Liberty 73; Wheeling 61. Washington and Jeilerson 43; St. Vincent 23. SOUTH IxHiisiarta State fij; Miss. State Vt. Kentucky 38; Georgia Tech 37. MIDWEST Michigan State 55;' Dearborn Naval 24. Washington Unl. (St. Louis) SI; St. Louis Uni. 27. Kearney (JVebr.) 80; York 77. Warrensburtf IMo.l 41; Wcnlworth 38. Southwestern (Knn.s.) 34: Wichita 24. St. Thomas 4'.!; St. Olaf 32. Macalcter 39: St. Mary's (Minn.) 31. Politas iMexico) 21; Davenport (Iowa) Stcnos 10 (women's exhibition). Drury (Mo.) 4D: William Jewell 27. Kalamazoo 4B; Albion 44. Parsons 34; Iowa Wesleyan 32. Illinois Tecli 44; Concordia 42 (over* timo. John Carroll 41; XVcstern Reserve 35. Wittenberg 54; Oliio Wcslcyan 38. Kent State 5G: Mount Union 49. Wooster C9; Hiram 29. SOUTIUVKST Texas 47: Texns Christian 31). East Texas State 43; Ounchita 42. Albuquerque Air Base 45; New Mexico University 31]. Southern Methodist 71: Baylor 44. Oklahoma GO: Norman Naval 33. Oklahoma Freshmen 55; Purcell (Ok!a.) Aviation Gunnery 26. WEST OrcROn State 42; Washington 3D. Nnvy Pre-Flight 58: St. Mary's 47, San Jose State 2; Mather Field (Sacra- mijnto* 30. Northwest Kazarcnc College 43; College of Idaho 34. be available [or the Limlblom game, but may see only limited service. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier bos'. Won H.C. Tot. Sods GriU 2 fi7S B01 768 387 2431 Holland Fum. 1- 683 584 714 423 Carmen- 168, 495. i Phatcn Cl'ncrs 3 740 707 633 354 24S91 Armours Stars 0 GB7 712 G48 339 2365! Bell 170. 433. j Second came tie--823; PhaJcn Cleaners won ptayoff. Standard Oil .1 743 767 828 2S7 263S Cer. Gordon. 0 7U TT3 764 228 2476 Calbrealh 226. 573. Long Std. Scrv. 1 810 680 776 240 2306 Arm. Ctrv. D. 2 864 744 765 254 2637 Hall 213; Brogmus 537. vault, William Moore, Logansport, Ind.. and javelin, Michael C. Decker, Lawrenceville, N. J. INDUSTRIAL LEAGUE Standing* W. I,. Pet. Phalrn Cleaners 23 10 Standard Oil , 2.1 10 Lone Standard Service .. 22 11 .6fi7 Armours Country Driv. 19 H .576 Soda Grill . |g 17 .45.', Armours stars 11 22 .333 Ccrro Gordo Barbers ... ir) 23 .303 Holland Furnace ........ 8 25 .242 High single individual--Ted GaJbrestri, 22S; high scries individual--Ted Galbreath, 573. High single team--Armours Coxmtry Drivers. 952; high series team--Armours Country Drivers, 2S37. .651 Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Armstrong Teams Win Two From Ringsted ARMSTRONG--Armstrong bns- ketball teams chalked up double victories Tuesday night, with the girls sextet completely outclassing the Ringsted girls, 41-11. The boys had a tougher time, but came out on thet long end of a 26-21 count. was in after the second fight with Joe Louis. You couldn't hurt Simon physically at the time of a fight-- he was too big. Abe explains his condition in the following way: "My peculiar physical and glandular structure is such that I have never felt any pain from punches while in the ring. With all honesty, I can say that no fighter ex r er hurt me, and that includes both, fights with Joe Louis. * * * "Of course, ! did fee] Louis' punches, but not as pain. His hooks lo the body left a numb spot that extended deep.. Then the spot would begin to tingle like a foot that has gone to sleep. The punches to the jaw and head were felt too, but again not as pain. They would leave a dulled feeling, not of the consciousness, but of the area." * * * When a fighter has the intelligence to realize that any more fistic antics may cost him happiness and a sound body for the rest ot his life, he deserves a pat on the back. If more of the headstrong leather throwers of today would realize that fact, many a life would be happier and longer. Simon had his young bride to consider, over against the opportunity o£ earning another $50,000 before he retired by keeping on in the ring with matches against Harry Bobo and Lou Nova. But Abe reached the conclusion that to him he now had "a future, a consolation worth far more than $50,000 to me." * *' * Besides giving the reader a fighter's thoughts on the subject of b e c o m i n g 'punch drunk,' Simon tells the story of how he got into the fight game, and exactly how constant jar- rings of the brain work to affect a boxer's mind. It's worth the few minutes it takes to read to get a smart, sensible discussion of the problems of the boys you pay §2.20 to see knock each other around a ring. Buy War Savings Bonds and Stamps from your Globe-Gazette carrier boy. Conference Standings NORTH IOWA CONFERENCE W. L. Pel JO!" ................. 3 1 .150 Fertile ................ 2 i .667 Kensett ............... 3 2 .600 Hanlontou-n .......... 2 2 SOO Graflnn .............. o 4 .000 TIRES and TUBES are PRECIOUS FOR BEST TIRE AND TUBE VULCANIZING, SEE PRITCHARD SUPER-SERVICE 1st S. E. and Penn. Ph. 3153 TIRE INSPECTION STATION ...You can spot it every time I TS knowing what ail the shooting is about plus all there Is to know about 'chuting that gives the paratrooper his extra, dutiful something. It's knowing how to quench your thirst plus how to give you the fine feeling of refreshment that has made ice-cold Coca-Cola the best-liked soft drink on earth. Quality is the extra something. You'll loite it and feel it and enjoy it every time you tip up a frosty bottle of Coke. Fifty-seven, years of skill working with the choio est of ingredients creates its goodness. So, call for ice-cold Coca-Cola by its full name or by everybody^ affectionate abbreviation, Coke. That's treating yourself right. It's natural for popular names to acquire friendly abbreviations. That's why you hear Coca-Cola called Coke. Coca-Cola and Coke mean th e same thing;. . the real thing,»."comingfrom a single tource, and well known to the community". Ask any fighting man. He'll tell you that ice-colJ Coca-Coll at a canteen adds a special touch to morale. And it adds refreshment, everywhere you get it The best is always the better buy! 791-3 SO. FED. iOTTUB UNDI* AUTHOKITY OF THE COCA-CO1A COMPANY BY MASON CITY COCA-COLA BOTTLING COMPANY PHONE 18H

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